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surge protector

n.
A portable device containing one or more electrical outlets that protects equipment plugged into it from a surge in current.
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surge′ protec`tor


n.
a small device to protect a computer, telephone, television set, or the like from damage by high-voltage electrical surges.
[1980–85]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.surge protector - electrical device inserted in a power line to protect equipment from sudden fluctuations in currentsurge protector - electrical device inserted in a power line to protect equipment from sudden fluctuations in current
suppresser, suppressor - an electrical device for suppressing unwanted currents
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The two models in question, the Type 2 Surge Protector - Supco[R] Model SCM150 and Sycom Model SYC‑120/240-T2, are mainly sold by heating and air-conditioning contractors for use on the exterior of a home or commercial building and are usually located near air conditioning units that are wired to the main electrical shut-off.
When I purchased the property last year, my home inspector mentioned this could pose a problem for my computer, but I've always used a surge protector to make up for the lack of a ground.
Unfortunately, there is nothing you can do to stop the unsafe voltage fluctuations from happening, but there is a really simple way to protect your home electronics against power surges-- it's just a matter of investing on a good surge protector at home.
Visible damage to a 10-year old surge protector that was no longer functioning.
This Surge Protector prevents your devices from drawing more electricity than what the power multiplier can handle.
Targus has launched the SmartSurge4 surge protector with two USB ports.
has expanded its line of TISP surge protector devices with a new device designed for ADSL, VDSL and G.fast applications.
The only way to prevent that kind of damage is to install a whole-house surge protector in the main electrical panel.
[ClickPress, Tue Feb 03 2015] A surge protector is a device that is designed to protect electrical and electronic devices from over-voltage spikes.
I found a whole house surge protector for the main electric panel at Fence Supply Inc.
The Sandy Relief Beer participating brewers initially gathered at Blue Point Brewing Company in December to brew Surge Protector Sandy Relief IPA to raise proceeds for victims of Hurricane Sandy and the Barrier Brewing Co., which was severely damaged in the storm.